Michelle - I know you wrote this a while ago, but I just came across it and feel compelled to respond.
While you wouldn’t mind being asked “What’s wrong,” it can actually be very annoying — and, yes offensive — to us. (I’m in a wheelchair.) Let me say right off, though, that I do NOT speak for all disabled people; this is only my experience. For one, imagine being asked that on a constant basis once you leave the safety of your home. Everywhere you go, people want a recount of your medical history…as if it’s actually their business. Naturally, the only people who NEED (or have a right) to know ANYONE’s medical history are 1) the person afflicted, and 2) their physician. That’s it. So, when trying to go out and spend a pleasant afternoon shopping at the mall, suddenly you get bothered by any number of nosy strangers who (for absolutely no discernible reason) want to know why you’re in a wheelchair. I’ve been annoyed by such people so many times in one shopping trip that I actually lost count. We’re talking double digits here. And it’s a total nuisance! I didn’t do anything to make it seem like I want to be bothered, I didn’t do anything to encourage these complete strangers to come and hound me for grisly details about my medical history. I just went shopping. I have absolutely NO idea why people think it’s their right to prise into a total stranger’s personal life with no provocation whatsoever! And, here’s another thing…most people are in wheelchairs due to something unpleasant. Usually an injury or illness. Do you really think we want to talk about and rehash the details of what is (most likely) the least pleasant moment of our lives? Do I *really* want to spend my day at the mall explaining to people I will never, ever see again about my many painful surgeries throughout my life? About the pain of growing up with autoimmune diseases and congenital deformities in my lower extremities? Or about the time I broke my neck and had to have it completely reconstructed?!? While trying to buy a cute new skirt??? NO. No I do not. In fact, I *hate* talking about it at this point…yet people are relentless. Then, on days I simply canNOT take it anymore and tell them I’d rather not discuss it, they get all offended and hostile. I don’t need that. Here’s one more thing to consider: at the most basic and obvious level, the answer is, “Absolutely NOTHING.” There is nothing “wrong” with me…and by asking that question, you’re insinuating there is something “wrong” with disabled people. There’s nothing wrong with being disabled…but there’s a lot wrong with infringing on the privacy, time, and enjoyment of others simply to feed morbid curiosity. I know you probably never, ever thought of it that way, and that’s okay, but I hope that now you WILL think of it that way, and maybe refrain from doing it ever again. (It would be greatly appreciated!) Thanks!
PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-department-of-labor-and-the-wage-and-hour-division-whd-investigate-amy-s-baking-company-bakery-boutique-bistro-in-scottsdale-az In the interest of remunerating both former and current waitstaff for the theft of their tips, plus an investigation into the illegal policy of stealing tip wages from servers. Please sign…
Ummm…I’m guessing this was supposed to be sarcastic?! No one…and I do mean NO one believes they were “hacked.” Apparently, CrAmy is confused between what it means to be “hacked,” and logging into your own site to carefully delete The Crazy. If they ACTUALLY wanted us to believe such a (completely ridiculous and absurd) lie, they would’ve left up The Crazy, since no hacker in the WORLD is going to patiently remove their own nutty, amusing rants. In old skool Internet terms, we called this an “Epic Fail.” They don’t even know how to lie correctly!!! LULZ!!!
I’m with LiquoRun on this one…WTF?! *scratching head in confusion* First of all, VenomXu, you have exactly ONE post on here — this one. Hmmm…okay, maybe you just REALLY “like Facebook,” (good for you, but Tumblr’s still more fun. Anyway…) but you really made an account JUST to tell us all THAT YOU LIKE FACEBOOK??? Why?? And, furthermore, NO. No one is going to stop. It’s too fun watching the epic failitude unfold before our very eyes! Awesome-sauce! “They are very business…” WTH does that even *mean*??? Obviously, you aren’t trying to imply that they’re “businessLIKE,” otherwise none of this would be happening. Nor are they smart, obvi. If you’re smart, you don’t piss off THE WHOLE INTERWEBS, now do you? No. And if they makeanew FB, who cares? Either we’ll just play with that one (and watch The Crazy continue), or, once they’re out of business, we’ll simply laugh this off as another Internet Win. (Fluffy Chicken, anyone?!) Then, they’ll be forgotten, and we’ll all find something new to amuse us. But, for now…FAIR GAME. They made their Stupid Bed, and they can try to sleep in it. (And, if you’re REALLY concerned that these two yahoos are some kinds of Business Masterminds, let me point out that Forbes…yes, FORBES…just didahilarious piece on them called something like Amy’s Baking Company: The Six (Seven, actually) Worst Mistakes You Can Make on Social Media. When Forbes uses you as the example of Ultimate Failure, you are NO business mastermind. No worries, Venom. *smile*)
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